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Swanton's Cardiology. 6th Edition

  • ID: 2224007
  • Book
  • February 2008
  • Region: Global
  • 696 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Cardiology is a rapidly changing and expanding field with management protocols changing regularly and newer categories of treatment options being discovered, with greater emphasis on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Swanton s Cardiology (formerly Pocket Consultant: Cardiology ) is a highly practical, user–friendly reference and learning text which is of great value to a wide variety of staff working with cardiac patients. Now in its sixth edition, this best–selling book has been highly praised for its readability, conciseness and clear illustrations and offers a clear and didactic style, presenting information in the form of lists and tables for quick and easy reference.

The sixth edition now offers:

a new design for easier navigation and use
highly practical advice with clear tables for quick and easy reference
five new chapters including Pregnancy and Heart Disease and Echocardiography

In addition, Swanton s Cardiology covers some subjects in cardiology that are not well covered in clinical training, and this book will help fill any gaps in the reader′s clinical course, for example, sections on congenital heart disease, pacing and cardiac investigations.
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1 Cardiac Symptoms and Physical Signs.

2 Congenital Heart Disease.

3 Valve Disease.

4 The Cardiomyopathies.

5 Coronary Artery Disease.

6 Cardiac Failure.

7 Disturbances of Cardiac Rhythm: Bradycardias, Pacing, the ICD, Biventricular Pacing for Heart Failure.

8 Disturbances of Cardiac Rhythm: Tachycardias and Ablation.

9 Infective Endocarditis.

10 Pericardial Disease.

11 The Heart in Systemic Disease.

12 Systemic Hypertension.

13 Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Embolism.

14 Diseases of the Aorta.

15 Pregnancy and Heart Disease.

16 Cardiac Investigations.

17 Echocardiography.


1 Nomogram for Body Size.

2 Rate Conversion Chart.

3 Further Reading.

4 References of Important Trials or Papers Quoted in the Text.

5 Useful Addresses and Hyperlinks.

6 Driving and Cardiovascular Disease in the UK.

7 List of Abbreviations.


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R. Howard Swanton
Shrilla Banerjee
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